So far, 2019 has been an excellent year for crypto enthusiasts. The collective crypto market cap increased by more than $120 billion, blockchain technology continues to proliferate, and Facebook’s plans for a digital currency bolstered the entire sector.
This enthusiasm expresses itself in many ways, but it often culminates at the industry’s conferences, which bring together its many contributors. From developers and dreamers to financiers and fanatics, cryptocurrency and blockchain conferences are an effective way to get connected.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, they are also a great time, especially when everyone is so optimistic. As 2019 comes to a close, there are still opportunities to attend one of these conferences. Here are four that you should consider.
Vegas Blockchain Week
Taking place on October 29th – 31st at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Vegas Blockchain Week has become a can’t miss conference in 2019. This event features thousands of cryptocurrency and blockchain experts who engage with attendees in a variety of formats and platforms.
The conference is explicitly focused on the industry’s growth and innovation, and it features a lineup of keynote speakers, including representatives from Oracle, Microsoft, and many more.
Notably, Vegas Blockchain Week features Crypto’s Official Poker Tournament at Mike Tyson Mansion and CryptoWeen, an annual party taking place at Kaos NightClub.
San Francisco Blockchain Week
San Francisco Blockchain Week has brilliant metaphorical resonance, taking place in Silicon Valley’s backyard. The event, on October 28th – November 4th, is packed with speakers and events that will delight crypto enthusiasts.
Notably, the vent features a series of fireside chats with prominent industry leaders like Justin Kan, Kevin Chou, Dan Morehead, Mike Novogratz, Chris Larsen, and Michael Arrington. Of course, the event isn’t all business.
The team behind TRON, a blockchain operating system, is throwing an invite-only afterparty in a San Francisco speakeasy. Replete with craft cocktails, a whiskey tasting station, and a great collection of guests. Besides, the team is providing a TRON taco truck that is giving away free meals to conference attendees on October 31st and November 1st.
Taken together, the guest list and the planned activities are indicative of the general ethos surrounding San Francisco Blockchain Week.
Taking place in Singapore on November 14th and November 15th, BlockShow Asia is an event that’s all about decentralization. Specifically, the conference focuses on platform development, financing, trading, gaming, and artificial intelligence.
Like the best crypto conferences, Blockchain Asia features an array of presenters representing some of the biggest names in the crypto and blockchain space.
With so many topics to cover, organizers have divided the event into categories, making it possible for attendees to identify the topics that matter most to them and to secure plans to pack out a two-day schedule expertly.
Fintech World Forum
Few topics are as prescient as fintech, and cryptocurrencies are at the forefront of this movement. Therefore, Fintech World Forum, taking place in London on November 18th and 19th, is packed with presenters looking to bridge this gap.
For instance, Fintech World Forum 2019 features representatives from IBM, Mastercard, HSBC, and Cit.
In total, 25 speakers will cover some of the most important issues facing crypto investors today, including crypto as payments, Bitcoin and barriers to finance, and the future of finance.
Fintech World Forum is one of the last big blockchain and crypto conferences in 2019. So far, it’s been an incredible year for cryptocurrencies, and these events are both an opportunity to celebrate that progress and to build the connections that ensure it’s proliferation well into the future.
Whether you’re partying at a speakeasy or participating in a panel discussion, there is something for everyone at these last crypto events of the year.